A Message from the CCTD Presadent
The New Year is upon us. The New Year can often bring a mixed bag of emotions and
memories for many of us. Some may have just experienced the best year ever and look forward
to an even greater one looming ahead. Others may have just trudged through one deep struggle
after another. The fresh calendar year brings desperate hope for things to be better, with an ache
for the still-fresh wounds to slowly begin their process of healing.
Whether you’ve just walked through the greatest year of your life, or are incredibly glad to
see this one finally over, one truth still rings clear amidst it all. You are not alone. Not ever.
Our God is a “with us” God. On the heels of the celebration of the birth of our King, that
reminder has the power to carry us right into a fresh, new start. He is Immanuel, God with us.
Though things and people around us shift and change, our God never changes. The great thing
about walking with God in life is that there is always the opportunity to start anew – God always
offers us a new day and a new dawn, no matter what has gone before. At the start of the New
Year, why not take a moment to thank him for last year, ask His forgiveness for where you have
failed, and dedicate this New Year to Him – to serve Him and love Him afresh.
Blessings and God’s Peace
Emil Klein, President